"I want to get out there and get up to 100 pitches and kind of fine tune and refine some things, and hopefully, that'll be the last stop," Arrieta said.
Arrieta has allowed just one run on six hits and four walks in 12 1/3 innings in his first three rehab outings, and has been sitting the low- to mid-90's with his fastball as he nears his return.
"I'm right where I need to be," he said.
"It just started barking on me in the fifth or sixth, and once we took the four-run lead, I [decided to] play with more caution than go up there, get another at-bat and go out on the field and hurt it even more," Rizzo told MLB.com after the game.
Rizzo also said he felt it Friday, but does not expect it to be a lingering issue. He thinks he will be able to play in Sunday's game.
"His hamstring was a little tight I think, but that's probably normal," manager Joe Girardi said. "I think all guys probably go through it in spring training. We thought we'd be cautious and say, just take your at-bats and don’t run."
Suzuki went 2 for 4 in the game and used the extra rest to hit his first home run of the season. He drove in three runs total, adding a two-run single in the fifth to his fourth-inning solo shot.
Suzuki is now hitting .277/.375/.383 in 14 games played, and now ranks second on the team with 12 RBI.
Lannan made five appearances with the Mets before being designated for assignment, going 1-0 but allowing seven earned runs and three home runs in four innings.
"It’s a lot better today than it was yesterday," Schafer said Saturday. "I’ve never had any problems with my hammy or anything. It was a little weird. I’m just getting treatment and staying on top of it."
The team hopes Schafer will be available Sunday, but if he can't go, the Brewers will likely make a roster move Sunday, with Schafer figuring to go to the disabled list.
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"Collins felt great; Bueno still felt his finger on occasion on changeups, not fastballs or sliders," Yost said. "They're both making good progress."
Both players are eligible to return from the disabled list Friday, though it is not clear if they will do so immediately.
Butler went 2 for 4 to extend his hitting streak to four games. He clubbed a double and scored a run in the game, told reporters he is where he wants to be at the plate after opening the season with an extended cold streak.
"That's where I need to stay. That's what got me to this point," Butler said. "That's where I need to stay and that's what I'm going to do. Got to stay there."
Even after picking up two hits, Butler is hitting just .193/.273/.211 in 57 at-bats. He hit .289 with 41 extra-base hits a year ago.
Cuddyer took about 25 swings in batting practice and said he's "not too tight," but he's not expected to play off the bench in Saturday's game, the Denver Post reports. He is nursing a hamstring cramp.
Chen made it through five innings and did not seem to be troubled much by the injury. He struggled even when healthy, however, allowing four runs on eight hits and four walks. He struck out six, which helped limited the damage despite allowing so many baserunners.
Chen got enough help offensively to earn the 5-4 win, thanks to a five-run fourth inning. He is now 1-1 with a 6.60 ERA heading into his next start, scheduled for Thursday in Cleveland.